Coffee -- Urn Bag Method
1945 Cook Book of the United States
Portion: 1 cup (approx. 8 ounces)
|Water, freshly drawn, cold
|Coffee, regular Navy grind
Pour water into hot water boiler.
Heat to boiling temperature.
Fill jacket of coffee urn with
water 3/4 full as indicated on the gauge glass.
Maintain temperature of this water at 185o
F to 190o F.
Rinse urn bag with clear, cold
water. Place in position in empty urn, in which
coffee is to be made, making sure that both the
urn bag and urn ring are correct size.
Place coffee in urn bag.
Draw off boiling water, 1 gallon
at a time. Pour slowly in a curricular motion
over coffee in bag. Keep covered between pouring
of each gallon of water to keep heat and aroma in
the coffee brew.
Repour 4 gallons brewed coffee
over coffee grounds.
Remove urn bag and coffee
grounds, immediately after all the brewed coffee
has dripped through.
Draw off 1 gallon brewed coffee.
Repour into urn to insure uniform strength
throughout the brew.
Hold finished coffee at
temperature of 185o F to 190o
F until served.
Empty coffee grounds from urn
bag. Rinse bag thoroughly in clear, cold water.
Keep submerged in cold water until used again.
If urn is not equipped with hot
water boiler, heat water for brewing coffee in a
The jacket water is used to keep
coffee warm and must not be used for
In making larger quantities of
coffee, repour 2/3 of brew over coffee grounds.
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